Page 7 of 19 FirstFirst ... 3456789101117 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 140 of 374

Thread: Simple Simon met a Pieman

  1. #121
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560

    Support BladeForums!
    Paid memberships don't see ads!
    Great pictures Scott, your fit and finish is phenomenal.

    I've got a decent Nikon camera that I took the pics above with, I just need to figure out how to use it! I'd like to get a macro lens for it. My Droid phone is hit or miss with pics.

  2. #122
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Racine Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,906
    I think lighting is the key, or at least it was for me. The only time I can really get good pics is in early morning when the sun is coming up or later on in the evening right before the sun goes down, overcast days don't work for me I think you need two sources of light the sky directly above and the sun at a low angle to get good photos. A light box can duplicate the light situation that's why they work well, Coop has a thread on it here which show us how to build one for a bout $75.00, I might do that this winter. Also one thing that works good for me is large natural finish ceramic floor tiles from Hobo for $2.00 or $3.00 a piece, I think they work well because they're non reflective.

  3. #123
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Up Drift Creek Without a Paddle
    Posts
    32,993
    I have a Phillip Patton damascus hunter. The damascus is insanely cool. I cannot in any way take a picture of it that does it justice. I let 338375 take it hunting. He tried too. It might be a vampire knife. It simply does not photograph.
    Rest in peace Maniacal Pete and DougC. You were the best of us and will not be forgotten.

    Clan o' the cowbell

  4. #124
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Up Drift Creek Without a Paddle
    Posts
    32,993
    Quote Originally Posted by lessismore View Post


    Let me know what you guys think.
    That is absolutely freaking gorgeous. You have been hacking my dreams, haven't you?
    Rest in peace Maniacal Pete and DougC. You were the best of us and will not be forgotten.

    Clan o' the cowbell

  5. #125
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    Ha, glad you like it. I'll get some pics of the wood I'm thinking of using on the next ones.

    I remember seeing a pic of that hunter, his stuff is awesome. I think we have similar taste.

  6. #126
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    'Under the bridge...'
    Posts
    14,095
    Thanks for the plug, Scott. Like you, I use natural lighting; morning mostly and some evenings I bought an inexpensive light tent that does diffuse some light, but also applies (tent ceiling) reflections to anything shiny one the knife; so, be aware.

    John, the knife looks freakin' great. As to the thumpling and key questions: that was a lot of work; do you want to put in that much effort on each knife made? Personally, I'd streamline the process if possible.

    Names of birds, planes, flowers, are all good. More later, I'm tired. Damn nice work!
    Always looking for older Randall Made Knives...


  7. #127
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    The thumpling doesn't take much time, the key is the big question. This first one was time consuming. I could streamline it by making a jig for the scale slots and that would cut down on a lot of time. But the fact of the matter is, slotting the tang & scales, making the key, fitting everything and peening was well over 7 hours of work, compared to about 30 minutes to set up and peen a pin.

    It'sts tough for me to figure out a good balance, it all depends on if you guys think it's a nice feature, or just a novelty.

  8. #128
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Pennsyltucky
    Posts
    10,505
    Quote Originally Posted by protourist View Post
    That is absolutely freaking gorgeous. You have been hacking my dreams, haven't you?
    That is beyond freaking gorgeous! YOU out did yourself John.


    Go Raptors ! Clan of the Cowbell!
    Rest in Peace Doug you will be missed.

  9. #129
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Geneva, IL.
    Posts
    11,433
    Me gots questions:

    1. Pursue the key/shield/thingamabob or is it a waste of time? Leave it as an option.

    2. "Corsair"? Yes

    3. Thumpling?

    4. Opinions on post #44 in this thread about dibs? I could show some wood options that I have and we could go from there. email newsletter

    5. Ginger, MaryAnne, Jennifer or Bailey? All four but only two at a time. I'm not as young as I used to be.

    6. Tired of me asking for input yet? Nope.

  10. #130
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central Oregon
    Posts
    19,378
    Quote Originally Posted by lessismore View Post
    2 hours and 29 minutes of tap, tap, tap later, the pins and key are peened. I'll file the key down tomorrow and see how it came out, cross your fingers.
    Got a little bit of shaping done on the handle.
    Mack sent me a link to check this one out. Very nice. I really like it. I guess I need to start gettin out a little more again. I'm missin some cool stuff

  11. #131
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    Quote Originally Posted by Dopic1 View Post
    That is beyond freaking gorgeous! YOU out did yourself John.
    Thanks Scott, the stars seemed to align on this build, it came out better than what I had in mind.

    Chris, Thanks for the answers, got it


    Quote Originally Posted by 338375 View Post
    Mack sent me a link to check this one out. Very nice. I really like it. I guess I need to start gettin out a little more again. I'm missin some cool stuff
    Hey Mike, good to see you in here. Welcome to the ghost town

  12. #132
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Pennsyltucky
    Posts
    10,505
    Quote Originally Posted by Rupestris View Post
    Me gots questions:

    1. Pursue the key/shield/thingamabob or is it a waste of time? Leave it as an option.

    2. "Corsair"? Yes

    3. Thumpling?

    4. Opinions on post #44 in this thread about dibs? I could show some wood options that I have and we could go from there. email newsletter

    5. Ginger, MaryAnne, Jennifer or Bailey? All four but only two at a time. I'm not as young as I used to be.

    6. Tired of me asking for input yet? Nope.
    Maryanne and Bailey tag team.


    Go Raptors ! Clan of the Cowbell!
    Rest in Peace Doug you will be missed.

  13. #133
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Geneva, IL.
    Posts
    11,433
    Quote Originally Posted by Dopic1 View Post
    Maryanne and Bailey tag team.
    That's just how I'd pair 'em up too.

  14. #134
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central Oregon
    Posts
    19,378
    Quote Originally Posted by protourist View Post
    I have a Phillip Patton damascus hunter. The damascus is insanely cool. I cannot in any way take a picture of it that does it justice. I let 338375 take it hunting. He tried too. It might be a vampire knife. It simply does not photograph.
    That knife is an absolute beauty. You are right though, I couldn't pull it off... My photo skills suck at best though, and I'm an idiot, so I didn't have a lot to work with

    It was starting to piss me off because I really wanted people to see the true knife. I actually had it all planned out though. I figured once I got a deer or elk, I would get it nice
    and bloody, and that might make it easier, but not only couldn't I get a good picture, I didn't get a deer or elk either After typing that, I realized something. I suck...

    Quote Originally Posted by lessismore View Post
    Hey Mike, good to see you in here. Welcome to the ghost town
    LOL... Thanks John.

    I really like that you put a bar shield into the scales on that knife. The first thing I thought of was, slip joint... There were a lot of variations of
    shields used on the old Traditional knives, and I never understood why so few put them on sheath knives
    Last edited by 338375; 11-12-2016 at 07:43 PM.

  15. #135
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    I've always liked shields on slipjoints, but an inlayed shield is cosmetic, I thought it might be interesting to make a functional one that worked as a pin. I'd like to try maybe bronze or copper, but I think those would only look right in the right kind of wood.

  16. #136
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    Seems like I disappear when I'm working on a leather project, probably to spare you guys from my temper tantrums, a lot of kicking and screaming goes on. But we're getting there.

  17. #137
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Up Drift Creek Without a Paddle
    Posts
    32,993
    Tip up or tip down?
    Rest in peace Maniacal Pete and DougC. You were the best of us and will not be forgotten.

    Clan o' the cowbell

  18. #138
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    It's a tip down, I've got one of those wrong handed ones coming up. Usually I make two, the first one starts with, "You dummy, this us supposed to be a lefty"! Followed by many four letter words.

  19. #139
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    I've been meaning to ask this but keep forgetting, does anyone know of any fixed blades with shields, inlayed or otherwise? I remember seeing one from GEC with an acorn, but I don't know about any others. I'm gonna ask the traditional forum, unless they throw me off the porch

  20. #140
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    5,560
    Oh yeah, the sharpfinger had one (Thanks Tim).

Page 7 of 19 FirstFirst ... 3456789101117 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •